The Black Hole Initiative (BHI) is an interdisciplinary center at Harvard University involving a collaboration between Principal Investigators (PIs) from the fields of Astronomy (Sheperd Doeleman, Avi Loeb and Ramesh Narayan), Physics (Andrew Strominger), Mathematics (Shing-Tung Yau) and Philosophy (Peter Galison).
The BHI is the first worldwide center to focus on the study of black holes, and as such it offers a unique naming opportunity for potential donors. 

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Faculty Spotlight

 

Prof. Peter GalisonPeter Galison

Senior Faculty, Black Hole Initiative
Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Department of the History of Science, Department of Physics
Director, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Professor Galison’s work explores the complex interaction between the three principal subcultures of physics--experimentation, instrumentation, and theory. 

 

BHI Inauguration, April 2016

Innauguration     Painting

In April 2016 Stephen Hawking visited Harvard for the inauguration of the BHI and rubbed John Harvard's shoe for good luck with the BHI funding and activities. Robbert Dijkgraaf, the director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, generously created a mural dedicated to the BHI which was unveiled at the "BHs@100" festivities.